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Usurp Synapse

Usurp Synapse: Disinformation FixDisinformation Fix (2003)
Alone Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


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Usurp Synapse were possibly one of the noisiest and most chaotic screamo bands ever, grindcore-influenced drumming, raw screams and heavily distorted guitars and all. The band's Disinformation Fix discography itself contains two discs each with about 30 songs on each, most of which run from about :3.
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Usurp Synapse were possibly one of the noisiest and most chaotic screamo bands ever, grindcore-influenced drumming, raw screams and heavily distorted guitars and all. The band's Disinformation Fix discography itself contains two discs each with about 30 songs on each, most of which run from about :30 to 2:00 in length with the trademark unrelated song titles like "I Know a Guy Who Likes Dynamite" and "I'm a Fufufucking Vampire."

On Disinformation Fix Usurp play some really frantic screamo, with many of the songs containing samples from movies and/or speeches. While it's very difficult to explain their sound, the closest you can get is comparisons -- with some minor exceptions for each -- to Jerome's Dream or Orchid, however I think these guys are far better. You will catch the odd keyboard line in there, which I found pretty rad, and on sparse occasions the band will have an experimental/melodic song -- which in my opinion, are actually far better.

It's hard to think of a real downside to Usurp Synapse. If you're looking for something more chaotic and harder than Orchid and something more complex than Jerome's Dream, this is what you're looking for. Not only that, but Usurp Synapse often outshined the bands that appeared on the same compilations and splits -- and Usurp appeared on many themselves. Unfortunately, there are many songs that aren't entirely memorable, but when you get to songs like "Brundle Fly" you realize how haunting and hard-hitting this band can be. Songs like "My Spidey Sense Is Going Fucking Nuts" are unfortunate to have poor recording and the balance between vocals and the instruments is poor. However, there are so many good songs on Disinformation Fix that in my humble opinion this band is in fact, on par with Orchid and possibly better.

 

 
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SilentStorms (May 14, 2007)

Y'know who's way better than Orchid? Bucket Full of Teeth. And they even shared members. Those 4 acts destroy almost anything most bands strive for. Talk about music for the apocalypse!!! Score is for Act IV.

Anonymous (May 13, 2007)

wait, i missed that last part.
orchid was miles and miles ahead of this band, along with all the subsequent bands that followed.

all jaded cynicism aside, you won't think this album is that rad even a year from now, believe me.

now go listen to some skramz, fuck yeah!

Anonymous (May 13, 2007)

one of the more annoying "screamo" bands... bearable on a seven inch here and there, but as a full discography... hard to get through, to say the least.

not to mention, this lacked a lyrics insert (way to put the extra money into this release), which is where usurp synapse was amusing at times. i blame them for the sarcastic, sometimes pretentious and incoherent vocals in bands like daughters and other daughters-ripoffs.

SilentStorms (May 13, 2007)

I dont' think I will see a negative comment on this board.

Anonymous (May 13, 2007)

This is the band Daughters ripped off entirely.

AnalCabbage (May 11, 2007)

I fucking love this album.

God damn.

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

so let me get this straight...this is The Locust of emo?

Awesome.

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

I remember falling alseep to them a few years back at Fuck Fest. Good shit.

SilentStorms (May 11, 2007)

Yes! "Do you know what a graveyard really is?"
This album never gets old. I think these guys influenced a lot of Screamo bands from Europe. Neil Perry took a similar path to these guys as well.

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

good reviews this week. from farside to this and a little deicide.

xote (May 11, 2007)

first post best fucking band ever

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